So Close

GameRecap

Andy here, and here’s Day 1 of the Teacher’s Tournament Final!

Your finalists are: Jennifer Giles, Cathy Farrell, and Adam Elkana-Hale!

J! round categories:
SHE-ROES
A TEXTBOOK CATEGORY
SHAKE IT UP!
WEDDINGS OF THE STARS
“OY” TO THE WORLD
REMEMBER MAINE!

Much like her semifinal, Cathy started out strong on the buzzer, picking up $2,200 in SHE-ROES! However, Adam stormed back in A TEXTBOOK CATEGORY and got to play the Daily Double at the category’s bottom! Scores:

Cathy $2,400
Adam $1,800
Jennifer $600

Adam bet $1,800. His clue: “The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader” includes this 1963 letter that begins “While Confined Here”. His correct response put him at $3,600!

At the first break, the scores were:

Adam $4,400
Cathy $3,800
Jennifer $600

Adam spent time working as a quality control chemist in a steel mill and also spent time as a radio play by play voice for a college football team at Monmouth!

Back to the game, Adam had a rocking time in the buzzer, running “OY” TO THE WORLD! At the end of the round, the scores were:

Adam $9,800
Cathy $4,800
Jennifer $3,200

DJ! round categories:
1990s FICTION
ANATOMY
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING
A HISTORY LESSON
SUCCINCT SILVER SCREEN SUMMARIES
THAT’S QUITE A MOUTHFUL

HISTORY $800 had the Daily Double! This was Adam’s to play, with scores:
Adam $12,200
Cathy $4,800
Jennifer $4,000

If Roger Craig were in this position, he’d definitely make it a True Daily Double! Because there is still a full game and a half a round to make up a deficit, the situation (and clue value) screams for an aggressive wager.

Adam chose to bet $4,000. His clue: In 1703 John Sheffield, Duke of this, built a palatial estate on the former site of London’s Arlington House. Adam said York and fell to $8,200.

ANATOMY $1600 had the other Daily Double; Jennifer played this one, with scores at:

Adam $9,400
Jennifer $7,200
Cathy $6,400

Jennifer bet $3,000. Her clue: Heart sac is another name for this 2-layered sac that surrounds the heart. Her correct response put her at $10,200!

Here’s an example of SILVER SCREEN SUMMARIES: 2011: Mississippi maids mind menial mothering

Scores going into Final:
Cathy $13,600
Jennifer $13,400
Adam $13,000

Remember that this is a 2-day Final!

FJ! category: WORLD GEOGRAPHY

FJ! clue: Not in the 10 longest, this 1560-mile river in a fertile basin flows by 29 cities of over 100,000 people

Adam 13000 – 10000 = 3000
Jennifer 13400 + 9000 = 22400
Cathy 13600 + 5000 = 18600

So, Jennifer and Cathy have a big lead, but anything can happen in Day 2 of the Final!

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